Automated water leak detection in domestic property has evolved over recent years, unlike with gas leaks, water can in many scenarios go un noticed for hours and cause significant damage. Water leak detectors usually work by placing a water detector wherever leaks may occur, more recently technology has been emerging that works by monitoring consumption, if there is a draw of water when the property is vacant the system can respond accordingly.
This response can be in the form of an audible alarm, a message sent to a mobile device or to cut the water and electricity supplies. This cut-off unusually by way of an automatic ball vale on the main water line.
Water leak detection systems can prevent damage totalling significant amounts of money, with some sources estimating over £6,000 in the first 12 seconds of an averagely sized water leak in the home.